Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.
It took 430 years for the light of a star’s supernova to reach Earth - and when it arrived, the sky lit up for twelve days and people began to change, gaining powerful superpowers that terrified the populace. Over a decade later, these individuals are rounded up against their wills and shipped to a secretive island known as “Area D”, where they’ll begin a new life with the other “Altered”. Jin and Satoru are two such Altered who find themselves aboard a ship bound for Area D, where a survival of the fittest awaits them.
both are similar in the way that both are about super natural criminals who are locked up in a secret area no one is supposed to know about
both are very similar glances into an isolated, hidden prison with super-powered prisoners. Both have a relatively novice character thrown in with more knowledgable people and having to learn to adopt to using his power.
Both manga are prison survival stories. Prisoners with dangerous supernatrual powers are locked away in a secret area that the public is completely unaware of. Here, the prisoners use their powers to survive this incredibly hostile dog eat dog world.
Saying that Deadman is a good rec with Area D is the captain obvious recommendation of the year, but it's a good one. Both involve prisoners with superpowers trying to survive, clans, etc. Both also suffer from some of the same pitfalls, such as starting out interesting and quickly de-evolving into genericness with shounen-esque, boring battles drawn out between multiple chapters. Deadman is definitely the more explicit between the two as well, but there's really no reason you'd dislike one if you liked the other.
Yuki has isolated himself from his high school student life; even his cell phone reflects his detachment, since it only contains information about his surroundings. In his fantasies Yuki is chosen by his friend Deux Ex Machina to participate in a survival game of twelve people, each with a clairvoyant personal diary. The remaining survivor will become the new Lord of Time and Space. However, Yuki wakes from his fantasy to find that his dreams have become reality; his diary now has entries from the future about his surroundings, and he learns that his classmate Yuno is also participating. Even worse, Yuki finds an entry for his imminent Dead End. To stay alive he becomes Yuno's partner, but her diary only contains what will happen to her beloved Yuki. Yuno swears to protect Yuki and uphold her unwavering love for him; she will protect their bond, no matter who she has to get rid of.
In both mangas main character is weak and cowardly high school student, who is suddenly given mysterious powers, and thrown into a deadly game. He have to face other power users, and fight them. The cost of losing is exremely high (death in Mirai Nikki, losing a random body part in Deadman Wonderland), so our main hero have to quickly loose his naivety.
In both mangas there is a heroine, who is very close to main character.I won't spoil exactly what's so special about her (though it's revealed soon) but I can say this much - Yuno from Mirai Nikki is very similar to Shiro from Deadman wonderland in many ways.
Lastly both mangas have very dark theme. There is a large amount of violence and gore. Most of the characters featured in both mangas are total psychos.
Different characters and setting, same concept. Deadman Wonderland and Future Diary are two manga about a life-threatening game, in which every move has its concequences. Enjoyed the constant tension and combination of a male lead with a less-than-normal girl by his side? Then give the other a shot!
While reading Deadman Wonderland I kept on getting memory flashes from Future Diary. It wasn't because the stories were so similar but it was because that some of the characters were. They were both good reads and if I remember correctly then Future Diary had almost exactly the same amount of bloody scenes in it as Deadman Wonderland had plus they were both very interesting.
Reality TV has hit a new and disturbingly graphic low with ‘The Program,' a television series in which a purposely chosen ninth-grade class is forced to fight to the death on a remote island. With only minimal survival gear and a random weapon, each student must survive and kill their friends until only one winner remains; if the group refuses to play, all of its members are killed by the electronic collars around their necks. Girlfriends and boyfriends betray each other, friends are brutally slain by their closest companions and alliances are made and broken. On screen for the world to see, only the strongest will survive this horrific, sadistic game...
Battle Royale and Deadman Wonderland are all about violence and insanity with moments of nihilism strewn in for good measure. In both manga society is warped and the lethal game aspect brings them closer. DW has a sci-fi element while BR brings the violent content to a whole new level of gore; recommended for those who are not squeamish.
In the near future, some girls are born mutated. Known as Diclonius, this new species is believed to have been chosen by God to wipe out mankind. Unlike regular humans, Diclonius have two horns on their head and ‘vectors' - invisible ‘hands.' Contained within a research facility unknown to the world, the Diclonius are experimented upon mercilessly; many die or develop a hate for mankind. One such creature, Lucy, is said to be the first of the Diclonius. She escapes from the facility, but while fleeing she takes a bullet to the head and is seemingly killed. However, it seems Lucy isn't quite dead yet; she's instead developed an alternate personality called Nyuu. She's washed up on a shore where two people, Kouta and Yuka, find her and bring her home, unaware that such a monster still lurks within Nyuu.
Both Deadman Wonderland and Elfen Lied have super natural themes of super humans with advantage to kill. Also, they both contain strong violence and a very dark theme with and few comedy sides to it.
It also contains a split personality character, one being sweet and 'dopey' the other being a malicous killer.
I would strongly recomend this to the male fans of Elfen Lied, but of course girls would love it to.
Kei, a cynical and arrogant high school student, has minimal regard for others; so it's much to his surprise that when he's asked by his elementary school friend Kato to save a drunken bum laying on the subway tracks, he actually complies. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and they are swiftly decapitated by the oncoming train. Kei and Kato awaken in a nondescript room occupied by a black sphere and a variety of other people, and thus begins Gantz's game. In it, the players must face off against aliens in battles where death is inevitable and rewards are minimal. Unfortunately for them, this is just the beginning of their nightmare - at least, for those who manage to survive...
As the blood splatters and the opponents get tougher, survival becomes increasingly harder. Gants and DW are centered around a group of people who desperately fight for their freedom. They must endure trials placed on them that, to a normal human, would be physically and emotionally impossible. Ganta and Kei started off as total wimps. They would of never been able to fathom the killing they would soon do. As time passed and the strain grew, our young protagonists matured into leaders. They become what everyone follows for survival of the never-ending hell. Massive gore, development in about everything and just a unique story, you can't go wrong in choosing one of these.